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INTERNATIONAL: Samsung confirms battery faults as cause of Note 7 fires

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The Galaxy Note 7 had been well-reviewed but dozens of the phones overheated.

The Galaxy Note 7 had been well-reviewed but dozens of the phones overheated.

BBC NEWS – Samsung’s probe into its Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has found that the overheating and burning of the phones was caused by faults with their batteries.

The firm had axed its iPhone rival in October last year after an earlier botched recall and re-release.

The recall is thought to have cost $5.3bn (£4.3bn) and was hugely damaging for the South Korean firm’s reputation.

On Monday, Samsung said that neither software nor hardware were at fault, only the batteries.

Internal and independent investigations “concluded that batteries were found to be the cause of the Note 7 incidents”, the South Korean technology giant said in a statement.

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